• History & Architecture,  News,  WW1 Memorials

    WW1 stories

    In addition to the promotional video for the Welshpool WW1 Walk (see previous post), we were also filmed sharing a couple of the stories of the WW1 memorials in the churchyard. Powys War Memorials Project created several WW1 Stories films in other Powys towns which are very interesting so do look out for those. The story of Joseph Ithel Jehu…

  • History & Architecture,  News,  WW1 Memorials

    Welshpool WW1 Walk

    We’re honoured to be included in the new Welshpool WW1 Walk compiled by the Powys War Memorial Project. The trail takes you around Welshpool highlighting places and buildings that have a connection to the First World War. The walk incorporates the churchyard and our Poppy Trail (a leaflet of which is available inside the church or you can download it…

  • Christ Church Living,  The House

    Perspectives

    It is always a delight to show friends and family around the House/Church as there are always new things to show them as we progress, allbeit slowly! It’s a real bonus when they snap a few photos along the way and share them with you, as you get to see the familiar in a whole new way. A big thank…

  • Restoration

    Watertight

    We could not have been more blessed this week with perfect weather to strip a roof. The north aisle roof is now watertight after a great week’s work by Henry Powell Roofing Contractors of Oswestry. And while it is scaffolded there are lots of other repairs and maintanence jobs we can finally get done over the coming weeks, not least…

  • Christ Church Living,  The House

    Just one wall…

    The wall that divides the House from the Nave has for some years remained in a rather unfinished state and a little reminissent of a theatre set, plastered and painted on one side and joists exposed on the other. Over the past few weeks Plasterers have been here working their magic and have finished the ‘just one wall!’ as it…

  • History & Architecture,  WW1 Memorials

    Remembering the Fallen of the Great War – Cyril Patrick Pryce Yearsley

    Cyril Patrick Pryce Yearsley Private :: Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Died :: 8th January 1920 :: UK The memorial in the churchyard reads: Also Cyril their son {Charles and Lizzie Elenor Pryce Yearsley Who died January 8th 1920 Aged 19 years โ€˜Abide with meโ€™ Cyril was born in 1900 in Welshpool. He was baptised on 11th April 1900. His parents were Charles…

  • History & Architecture,  Restoration

    Up in the Air

    A few weeks ago we hired a ‘cherry picker’ to access the higher reaches of the building to do some re-pointing and to check over the guttering. We were able to get a lift that goes higher (up to 21 metres) than we have previously been able to which was great for reaching the nave roof guttering and for getting…

  • History & Architecture,  News,  Restoration

    Beginning to Restore the Organ

    We are pleased to say that work has started on restoring the 206 year old William Gray organ. Mike and Ethan of Edwards & Co. Organ Builders of Chester are overseeing the restoration and kindly sharing their invaluable knowledge and experience with us. With Karl assisting, the larger pipes were brought out to be inspected and cleaned. Many years worth…